uncail

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus (mother’s brother”; literally, “little grandfather), diminutive of avus (grandfather), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather, adult male relative other than one’s father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʊŋkəlʲ]
  • (Connemara) IPA(key): [ˈuːŋkəlʲ]

Noun[edit]

uncail m (genitive uncail, nominative plural uncailí)

  1. uncle

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uncail n-uncail huncail t-uncail
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English uncle.

Noun[edit]

uncail m (genitive uncail, plural uncailean)

  1. uncle

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